USB 3.0 becomes part of AMD's reference designs

By Jos
May 25, 2010
  1. Even though a number of companies have started pushing out USB 3.0-equipped devices, the new SuperSpeed standard still has some way to go before seeing mainstream adoption. Late last week, AMD and Renesas Electronics (formerly NEC Electronics Corporation) announced a collaboration to promote the faster interface, in which the former will integrate NEC's µPD720200 USB 3.0 controller to its reference motherboard designs.

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  2. <<USB 3.0 is said to be capable of supporting data transfer rates of up to 5Gbps ............ In reality, sequential read and write rates are closer to 100MB/s .....>>

    ...I knew it. USB 3, though more than five times faster than it's predecessor, is still SLOW. Real world performance is a whopping 16% of their stated bandwidth. Sounds familiar. 18MB/s is only ~30% of the stated 480Mbps bandwidth. Meanwhile Firewire, a MUCH, much, much, much older standard blew right past it at 32MB/s and 400Mbps. Sheez I supposed we'll be stuck with this standard for the next 20-30 years unless a revision 3.6 rears it's head or something...
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